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Indian shares were moving sideways on Thursday after opening notably higher earlier in the day, tracking firm Asian cues even as U.S. President Donald Trump struggled to push through a healthcare bill. The benchmark BSE Sensex was up 103 points or 0.35 percent at 29,271 after tumbling 1.1 percent...

Asian-Markets1_22Mar17.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly higher on Thursday in cautious trades following the mixed lead overnight from Wall Street amid ongoing concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to implement his policy agenda. Gains are modest in most Asian markets.

The Japanese stock market is edging higher on Thursday in choppy trading, tracking the mixed cues overnight from Wall Street and as investors await the results of a key healthcare plan vote in the U.S. Congress later in the day. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is rising 11.02...

Indian shares look set to open a tad higher on Thursday after the previous session's selloff. Sounding optimistic about economic growth, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that India's GDP can grow by 7-8 percent if the global economy picks up. He also said the government was hopeful...

The Thai stock market on Wednesday snapped the four-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 25 points or 1.7 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,565-point plateau, and the market is looking at another narrow trading range on Thursday. The global forecast...

The Indonesia stock market has moved lower in two of three trading days since the end of the five-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 150 points or 3 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just below the 5,535-point plateau, and the market is expected to show little movement again...

The Australian stock market is staging a modest recovery on Thursday following the lackluster cues overnight from Wall Street. Nevertheless, worries about U.S. President Donald Trump's economic growth strategy continued to weigh on investor sentiment. Gains in mining and oil stocks helped offset weakness...

The Hong Kong stock market on Wednesday wrote a finish to the four-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 800 points or 3.4 percent. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 24,320-point plateau, and the market may take further damage again on Thursday The global forecast for the Asian...

The China stock market on Wednesday ended the two-day winning streak in which it had picked up almost 25 points or 0.7 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 3,245-point plateau, and the market may extend its losses on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The Taiwan stock market on Wednesday snapped the four-day winning streak in which it had collected more than 230 points or 2.5 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 9,920-point plateau, and the market may see additional selling pressure on Thursday. The global forecast for the...

The Singapore stock market has moved lower in three straight sessions, sliding more than 50 points or 1.6 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,120-point plateau, although the market may find traction on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is murky...

The Malaysia stock market on Wednesday snapped the four-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 35 points or 2 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just shy of the 1,750-point plateau, and the market is looking at another fairly flat lead for Thursday. The global forecast...

The South Korea stock market has moved lower in two of three trading days since the end of the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 30 points or 1.5 percent. The KOSPI is just shy of the 2,170-point plateau, and the market figures to hover in that vicinity again on Thursday. The...

Sluggish global cues coupled with profit taking after recent sharp gains led to heavy selling on Wednesday, dragging benchmark indexes down about 1 percent. The BSE Sensex fell 317.77 points or 1.08 percent to 29,167.68 while the broader Nifty index ended down 91.05 points or 1.00 percent at 9,030.45. While...

Asianmarkets-011415_22Mar17.jpg Asian stocks tumbled on Wednesday after Wall Street suffered its worst day this year on worries about whether President Donald Trump will be able to deliver his promises on reforming regulations, increasing infrastructure spending and lowering corporate taxes. Trump told House Republicans Tuesday...

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